Best Homoeopathic Medicines for Gout Treatment
Dr Govind Singh Rathore Gentle Cure Homeo Clinic
Tri nagar, Delhi Feb 15, 2019
Gout is a form of arthritis (hence also called gouty arthritis), which is characterised by severe pain, redness, and tenderness in the joints, including elbows, thumbs, fingers, knees and ankles, especially in the big toe. It occurs due to excessive deposition and crystallisation of uric acid in the joints. The condition is also characterised by sudden attacks, which can happen anytime and lead to extreme pain and distress.
Gout is more usual in men than in women. Women frequently face Gout after menopause. Gout is a type of arthritis which can be restricted if handled in the early stages.
Stages of Gout
- Asymptomatic hyperuricemia – In this stage, people may not feel any symptoms and are before the primary attack. In this, the crystals get accumulated in and around the joint slowly.
- Acute Gout – This is the stage where individuals feel pain in their joints and Gout strikes suddenly at night.
- Inter-critical Gout – This is the stage between the attacks and people in this stage may not have any signs. You can take precautionary measures to reduce the risk of reoccurrence of attacks by improving lifestyle and dietary changes.
- Chronic Gout – In this stage, individuals feel constant attacks of Gout due to raised uric acid levels. If not controlled your joint may get damaged.
Symptoms of Gout
- Extreme joint pain
- Lingering discomfort
- Swelling and redness
- Confined range of motion
Causes of Gout
- Family medical history of Gout
- Diet (rich in meat and seafood which can give rise to uric acid levels)
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
- Injury to joint
- Health conditions (like High BP, metabolic syndrome, kidney problems and others)
- Usage of several medications
Gout Treatment in Homoeopathy
Homoeopathy treatment for Gout is highly prescribed. It not just regulates pain and stiffness in joints but also reduces your uncertainty of future attacks. Homoeopathic remedies are prescribed after a detailed examination of the individual’s symptoms, severity, lifestyle and family history. These homoeopathic remedies work by controlling and stabilising uric acid levels in the body.
Homoeopathic medicines can effectively manage gout without causing any side effects. The following homoeopathic medications can be taken for gout treatment:
For cases of chronic gout, colchicum is the preferred choice. This homoeopathy medicine is the primary homoeopathic medicine for treating gout because of its effectiveness. People suffering from extreme pain and swelling due to big toe, and other joints in the body (where the pain usually worsens during evening and night) are prescribed colchicum. Patients who need this medicine should stay away from warm weather conditions. This medicine is also used in case of increased weakness and internal cold.
It is a common choice for treating chronic gout. It is usually prescribed when there is a chalky deposit in the joints, and the person feels pain in the heels after walking. Besides the pain, one foot may feel hot and another cold. The urine is reluctant to produce and has heavy, red sediment. There may be a back pain, which is reduced by passing urine. The right side of the body is primarily affected, and all the complaints seem to be more acute, especially between 4 pm and 8 pm. In such cases, lycopodium is used for effective treatment of gout.
3. Urtica Urens:
Urtica Urens helps in the elimination of uric acid from the body. People suffering from pain in the deltoid region, ankles, and wrists, which worsens on exposure to cold or moist air, are recommended Urtica urens.
4. Berberis Vulgaris:
Gout characterised by a sudden and sharp pain in affected joints, which worsens due to motion, is treated with Berberis Vulgaris. In such cases, the pain originates from a certain point, radiates out, and moves to another point.
5. Calcarea Fluorica:
For people who experience stabbing pain and rupturing sounds from joints on movement, particularly in fingers, knees, and toes, Calcarea fluorica is the perfect choice of treatment.
6. Benzoic acid:
Benzoic acid is used for gout, particularly of the knee or big toe. This medicine can be used for acute rheumatism and gout with swelling, stiffness and lameness—also, signs of gout linked with highly coloured and offensive urine. Symptoms are more severe in the open air and from uncovering the affected parts.
Symptoms that recommend this medicine are sudden onset. Joints are red, swollen, throbbing and much sensitive. It’s worse from touch and rough. The person may feel uneasy, flushed and hot.
Arnica is used when the pain is sore and bruised, such as it aches to walk. The person may be worried to be touched or approached because of pain.
- The gout diet should be high in complex carbs and low in protein.
- Drink plenty of purified water as this increases the excretion of uric acid and blocks the development of kidney stones.
- Takedown fresh or frozen cherry juice as it inhibits uric acid crystals from developing. Blueberries, cherries and strawberries counterbalance uric acid and have antioxidant properties, so have more of them.
- Enjoy foods such as rice, millet, green vegetables, starchy vegetables, corn, cornbread, eggs, fruit, nuts, and herbal teas.
- Have a diet low in purines.
- Limit consumption of caffeine, cauliflower, spinach, dried beans, peas, oatmeal, lentils and yeast products.
- Avoid alcohol as it may aggravate acute attacks.
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